Prize Lists Now Available On-line For All Three 2011 HITS Winter Circuits

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Saugerties, NY - HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that full versions of the prize lists for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, HITS Desert Circuit and HITS Arizona Winter Circuit are now available on-line at HitsShows.com complete with class listings, schedules, and entry blanks.

The 2011 HITS winter show season will kick-off, first on the East Coast with the 30th Anniversary of its Florida Winter Circuit at HITS Post Time Farm in beautiful Ocala, Florida, on January 19. Out West, the show-jumping action begins January 25 with the HITS Desert Circuit, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary season. In the Southwest, the HITS Arizona Winter Circuit will get underway on February 2.

While each of the HITS winter circuits has their own unique character and offerings for equestrians, there are several common threads that will bind them this year. All three circuits will offer qualifiers for the $1 Million Grand Prix and the all-new $500,000 HITS 3’3” Hunter Prix Final, both of which will take place the weekend of September 10-11 at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York.

HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Ocala, Florida - January 19 through March 20
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will feature two un-rated weeks of competition January 19 – 30, followed by six consecutive AA-rated weeks from February 8 through March 20. This year, discounted stabling and competitive feed and bedding prices are sure to entice exhibitors and make HITS Ocala an even more popular option. The newly revamped VIP Overlook Club is currently in development and guarantees to impress with quality amenities, including hot breakfasts and lunches Wednesday through Sunday. And last but not least, HITS Ocala will feature crucial qualifiers for the all-new $500,000 HITS 3'3" Hunter Prix Final and the $1 Million Grand Prix, including the season finale $100,000 DeLuca Toyota Tundra Grand Prix, presented by Great American Insurance Group.

2011 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Show Dates:
Ocala January Classic: January 19-23
Ocala January Festival: January 26-30
Ocala Winter Classic: February 8-13
Ocala Winter Festival: February 15-20
Ocala Masters: February 22-27
Ocala Tournament: March 1-6
Ocala Winter Finals: March 8-13
Ocala Winter Celebration: March 15-20



HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, California - January 25 through March 13


The six week HITS Desert Circuit will take place January 25 through March 13, with one off-week scheduled February 14-20. Once again, the HITS Desert Circuit will offer 16 $1 Million Grand Prix Qualifiers, including four FEI World Cup Qualifiers during Weeks II, III, IV, and V, and the $200,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix of the Desert, presented by Lamborghini of Newport Beach, during Week VI. New enhancements to the Thermal class schedule include six Devoucoux Hunter Prix qualifiers, a Modified Child/Adult Jumper division and a $1,000 Child/Adult Jumper Low Classic, as well as outstanding prize money for the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper divisions. Week VI will also host selection trials for the Zone 10 North American Young Rider Championships. HITS is also offering continued discounts on stabling packages for the circuit, which in addition to all the great schedule and property enhancements, will surely make HITS Thermal a very popular destination for equestrians from all over North America.

2011 HITS Desert Circuit Show Dates:
DC I: January 25-30
DC II: February 1-6
DC III: February 8-13
OFF-WEEK - February 14-20 | Early Arrival / Off-Week Entry
DC IV: February 22-27
DC V: March 1-6
DC VI: March 8-13



HITS Arizona Winter Circuit in Tucson, Arizona - February 2 through March 13


The HITS Arizona Winter Circuit is an exhibitor favorite in the Southwest and offers six-consecutive weeks of competition from February 2 through March 13 at the beautiful Pima County Fair Grounds in Tucson, Arizona. Each year, HITS Arizona attracts a diverse group of exhibitors from the West and Midwest in a personal and welcoming environment. HITS Arizona provides riders a chance to qualify for the $500,000 HITS 3'3" Hunter Prix Final and $1 Million Grand Prix every week. On Saturdays the $2,500 Devoucoux Hunter Prix will highlight the schedule, while on Sundays, the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix will take the stage in the Grand Prix ring.  

2011 HITS Arizona Winter Circuit Show Dates:
Sundance Welcome: February 2-6
Kachina Classic: February 9-13
Tucson Winter Classic: February 16-20
Sahuaro Classic: February 23-27
Arizona Winter Festival: March 2-6
Arizona Desert Finals: March 9-13

In addition to the prize lists being available on-line at HitsShows.com, HITS’ Official Service Provider Equestrian Connect will provide equestrians the opportunity to complete their entry blanks on-line for a nominal fee at EquestrianConnect.com. Using their one-minute service, equestrians will be able to seamlessly complete and print entry blanks for all HITS shows. Simply click on the Equestrian Connect logo located near the download Prize List link on the home pages for each of the three circuits on the HITS website.

Prize lists for Arizona and Ocala have been mailed already and the Thermal prize list will be in the mail by early next week. For more information on the HITS Winter Circuits or to request a prize list, please visit HitsShows.com or call 845.246.8833.

HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia. In 2010, HITS took the industry to new heights when it hosted the first-ever Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix on September 12, in Saugerties, New York.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit www.HitsShows.com. Stay connected with HITS, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!




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